To curb overpricing of food, stay, govt may ink MoUs for next Defence Expo in Goa: Parrikar

Taking note of overpricing of stay and other commodities during recently concluded Defence Expo, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that his ministry may ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with various stakeholders to curb it if the mega event is held again in Goa next year.

PTI| Last Updated: Apr 10, 2016, 12:07 PM IST
To curb overpricing of food, stay, govt may ink MoUs for next Defence Expo in Goa: Parrikar

Panaji: Taking note of overpricing of stay and other commodities during recently concluded Defence Expo, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that his ministry may ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with various stakeholders to curb it if the mega event is held again in Goa next year.

"I have come across several instances wherein the hotels were overcharging during the Defence Expo. If this event is held in Goa next year too, we will sign an MoU with the stakeholders to ensure that the pricing is controlled," Parrikar told reporters on Saturday evening.

The Defence Expo 2016 was held at Betul-Naqueri village in South Goa from March 28-31 this year.

Parrikar said the event was very successful that resulted in income generation for Goa Tourism and other stakeholders of the state.

"But tourists as well as locals complaint about overpricing of food and accommodation. We need to control this," he said.

Parrikar said the tourist arrivals in Goa will cross six million marks before 2017 when the tenure of current the BJP-led government culminates.